Returning to Volvo after nearly 20 years, The Malcolm Group has recently purchased six new excavators, ranging from 22 to 50 tonnes in operating weight
Ordered as part of Malcolm Construction’s annual fleet renewal programme, the machines included within this order are 2 EC220ELs, 2 EC250ELs and 2 EC480ELs.
All of the new machines have also been fitted with a range of optional extras, including 360° cameras, quick hitches, additional case drain line/low flow circuits and Hardox HD buckets, which maximises the level of safety of productivity each machine offers The Malcolm Group.
Commenting on the new order, John McManus of Malcolm Construction states: “The service has been first class. All of the new machines have been delivered to a very high standard, and our SMT GB Area Sales Manager, Gerry Logue, has kept us up to date with the deliveries of the new machines.”
Continuing, John adds: “All of the machines have been delivered to site and handed over to the operator by the SMT GB demonstrator, Shaun Geer, who then explained the safety aspects, switches and the different mode settings. He also explained how to achieve smoother operation and the ways to achieve better fuel economy. He also stayed onsite for over an hour to answer any questions the operators had, before leaving them to get on with it.”
The new EC220ELs, EC250ELs and EC480ELs are all powered by Volvo’s latest generation of six cylinder Stage V engines, which generate 175, 224 and 385 nett hp, respectively. Advanced mode control systems fitted to all the new machines also ensure the maximum possible hydraulic horsepower available is delivered at a constant engine speed under varying load conditions. In addition, boom and arm geometry provide highly competitive digging forces and lifting capacities, which makes for faster work cycles.
Originating as a family-owned business in the 1920’s, The Malcolm Group has become one of the leading providers of Logistics, Construction and Maintenance services in the UK. The Group endeavors to provide innovative and practical solutions, promoting the building of successful partnerships for long-term mutual gain. However, the solutions the company provides has taken them further afield, providing the Malcolm Group with the opportunity to work on a number of projects for the British Antarctic Survey since 2017. The projects are focused on modernising the UK Antarctic and other research facilities, and has enabled British scientists to continue delivering world-class research into some of the most important issues facing our planet.